Sask. prisoner now 3 months into hunger strike over Indigenous inmate conditions – Global News

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 202259 Views

December 4, 2022

An inmate awaiting trial in Prince Albert has renewed her hunger strike as she has refused to eat meals now for nearly three months.

Faith Eagle’s strike comes with a call for change in how Indigenous people are treated in Canadian prisons.

“I think about food, I’m hungry… but I also realize what our ancestors went through and what our people are going through right now,” Eagle said.

Behind the walls of the Pine Grove Correctional Centre in Prince Albert, Eagle has consumed little more than Gatorade, Boost nutritional drinks and water since the second week of September.

It was only after a trip to the hospital in mid-November that she had a small meal.

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